Bamboo - Strand
Janka Hardness Test is the industry standard for testing the resistance of a sample of wood to denting and normal wear. The
Janka Scale measures the force required to embed a .444 inch
(11.28mm) steel ball to half its diameter into a piece of wood. Since
the hardness of wood varies with the direction of the grain, both
side and end testing is performed on the sample. Red Oak with a 1290 Janka Rating is the industry benchmark for comparing the relative hardness of different wood species.
Here is a list of the most common wood species used in flooring.
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Acacia (Short Leaf)
Ultra Strand Bamboo
In an effort to present you with accurate information, the Janka Scale noted by A1 Flooring and Bath and a compilation of results from our various suppliers. Accordingly, our figures may differ from Janka Ratings listed by other flooring suppliers. Janka Ratings for a specific species of wood may vary based on the source of the wood and a number of related factors. Janka Scale are not absolute and are best used to understand which woods are harder than others.
Horizontal Bamboo - Carbonized
Southern Yellow Pine (Long Leaf)
Eastern White Pine (Long Leaf)